5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

April 15th, 2024

Getting repairs done right away when your air conditioner has a problem can be the difference between a quick fix and a costly repair. Letting an AC unit struggle can even shorten the lifespan of the whole system by straining the compressor! How can you tell that it’s time for air conditioner repair? Here are some signs to keep an eye—or an ear—out for.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making a Dripping Sound?

April 1st, 2024

During normal operation, your air conditioner will definitely make noise. But the sounds you hear should be steady and consistent. The compressor will hum and the fan will whirr. Any other sounds, especially anything loud or sudden, are definitely cause for concern. When you notice an out-of-the-ordinary sound coming from your air conditioner, it’s time for AC repair.

But what about the sound of dripping? It’s not sudden, loud, or alarming. It’s not the sound of mechanical parts grinding together. Is it a problem? We’ll tell you all about the ways your air conditioner might make a dripping sound and how to determine whether you’ve got a problem that needs repair.

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It’s Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

March 18th, 2024

It’s getting warmer and warmer out there! Are you prepared for when the heat really hits? One of the most important things you can do to get ready for summer is schedule AC maintenance. You’ll be relying on your air conditioner quite heavily for months, and you want to start the season with it in tip-top shape.

While you might be aware that air conditioner maintenance is recommended, you might not know much about what that service includes or how it helps your air conditioner. We’d like to give you some information about AC maintenance and its many benefits.

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Consider a Heat Pump Instead of Furnace Replacement

March 4th, 2024

Has your furnace reached the end of its days? Has it stopped heating your home evenly, or started causing higher and higher heating bills? Has it been requiring small repairs more frequently, or does it currently require a very expensive repair, something not worth investing in for such an old furnace?

Depending on whether it’s gas or electric, a furnace can last for 15–20 years, but eventually the day will come when it isn’t worth repairing or can’t be fixed.

It’s time for a new furnace. Or is it time for a heat pump instead? Here are some reasons to consider choosing a heat pump as your next heating system.

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Why You Still Need Heating Maintenance in Florida

February 19th, 2024

In the Sunshine State, we don’t use our heat nearly as much as the folks in northern parts of the US. This does mean we pay a lot less for heating (though we make up for it when we’re paying for cooling). But does it mean our heating systems won’t need as much care?

If you imagine heating maintenance as something people have to do if they spend much of the year buried in snow, we’ve got news for you. Heating maintenance is critical, even when a heating system doesn’t get used much each year. We’ll explain exactly why, and what benefits you’ll enjoy.

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Are Your Home’s Ducts Costing You Cash?

February 5th, 2024

It’s been about fifty years since newly invented central air conditioners became extremely popular. Of course, in our area, they gained popularity due to the climate. And these new systems required ductwork to distribute the cooled air throughout the home. This means that for half a century, newly-constructed homes have been built with ducts.

This system is fantastic, but nothing lasts forever, and nothing is completely indestructible. Ductwork can be damaged by anything from rodents to accidents during home renovations, and they can deteriorate simply from the forces of time. Leaks in ductwork are shockingly common and can cause a wide variety of problems, including wasted energy and high utility bills. Here’s what you should know.

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How Long Do Heaters Last?

January 22nd, 2024

You know your heater is built to last, but for how long? That part is always up in the air, and it depends on a few factors. Many of which are under your control on a day-to-day basis.

An “it depends” answer is never helpful, but while it is the truth around your heater’s lifespan, we can outline the parameters under your control to help narrow down that timeline. So, how long do heaters last on average? Let’s find out.

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A Small But Mighty Reason Your Furnace Stopped Working

January 8th, 2024

Your furnace has a few safety features in place to help prevent problems with gas and carbon monoxide, but what if one of those features was actually getting in your way right now? It’s true—there’s one sensor that could be stifling your furnace’s ability to do what it does best.

It’s a common enough furnace repair in Tampa, especially where we don’t use our furnaces all too often and can neglect maintenance here in Florida. Let’s walk you through what this sensor does, and why it’s not something you can fix on your own.

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The 50% Rule for Replacing Your Old Furnace

December 25th, 2023

How do you know when your furnace is on its last leg, and when it still has some fight left in it? There are a few ways to tell when it’s the right time, one of those being the 50% rule. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth fixing your furnace or not, you came to the right place.

When your Tampa furnace is broken and you call a technician in, you don’t know what the bill is going to be. The repairs could be minor, or it could be four figures worth of fixes. Here’s how you figure out what works best for your budget and your home when you get hit with that kind of estimate.

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How Often Do You Need Duct Repairs?

December 11th, 2023

When you think about getting your HVAC system repaired, you probably think of the condenser coil, maybe unclogging the drain line, or fixing a refrigerant leak. Ductwork is out of sight and out of mind, yet it requires repairs from time to time just like the rest of your HVAC system does. The question is: how often should you expect to fix your ducts?

We’ve handled plenty of AC duct repair in Tampa over the years, and we can confidently say that there’s an average timeline where you should schedule duct testing, sealing, and repairs. Here’s what you need to know.

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